After 5 years of renting homes in Hillsborough, we were finally ready to commit to buying a home for our family. We had heard horror stories of how difficult it could be to find the right home and even worse stories of bidding wars if we did get lucky enough to find the perfect house. Fortunately for us, we worked with Kim Gelman!
Kim is the consummate professional and extremely connected and respected in the real estate community in Hillsborough and the surrounding areas. She is a delight to work with and goes above and beyond in every way.
After searching for some time, Kim found a house that she felt had the potential to be perfect for our family. Knowing we needed a 5 bedroom, she had a vision for minimal work that could be done to the house to give us the right living space for our family. What made this opportunity extraordinary was the fact that through her connections, Kim found this house for us 4 months before it was scheduled to go on the market. We instantly fell in love, but we knew that we had work to do before we could make an offer. Kim was extraordinary in making introductions to banks, insurance brokers, contractors, inspectors, and any other support we needed. With Kim’s help we diligently worked through everything we needed to put an offer in place, and she stayed in constant contact with the seller’s broker about where we were in the process to ensure they knew how interested we were.
When we put the offer in 3 weeks after first seeing the house, the sellers accepted our offer with no negotiation even though they had another couple working on an offer. With Kim’s assistance, we had put in an offer that satisfied their needs and felt fair to us! Both parties were so thrilled with the transaction that the sellers invited us, Kim and their broker for cocktails to celebrate our agreement!
Closing went smoothly, thanks to Kim and the team of professionals she had introduced us to in support of the transaction. Kim’s vision on how to remodel the house to suit our needs was expertly executed by the group she introduced us to, and she even had an eye for helping us with decorating the weekend we moved into our new home.
We could not have asked for a more delightful experience in buying and creating our home. Thank you, Kim, for everything!